Stopped in to quickly reconnect with old friends for an evening of fun, but the people and energy in Soweto ended up working its magic upon me again. Ended up staying for another week and got much deeper below the surface of this community than any of these images or history books will ever reveal. I made a conscious effort to document the walls and streets of Soweto as opposed to the people themselves because I felt the former spoke volumes of the passion, pain and drive of the latter more than a portrait or candid shot could ever do. I decided to reveal the people through their own words, music, philosophy, politics and art via video and writing. Check back soon for an insiders look at "The Soweto Movement" at work on a new track in their Soweto-based recording studio, a Series on a "Generational House Party" I attended after the Pirates beat the Chiefs in the Soweto Derby, a written piece on happily riding the infamously "dangerous" train during Rush Hour, and a mini-film on Lebo's Soweto Backpackers (reportedly the only black-owned backpacker establishment in all of S Africa). As always, the photography, video and writing I post here is far from a substitute for the actual experiences I have while approaching communities with an open heart and refusing to assume that the "other" is evil and dangerous. Lebo's business card for his Biking Soweto Tours reads, "Get Out of the Car" because some things simply have to be experienced.